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Positive stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' life post-prison release, and design of health-based intervention
The Positive stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' life post-prison release, and design of health-based intervention project is endorsed as an in-kind project of the Lowitja Institute (formerly the Cooperative Research Center for Aboriginal Health) and administered by the University of Queensland. This is a qualitative research project that has a two-fold aim:
- to enhance the appropriateness of a health-based intervention for Indigenous people post-prison release
- this is to be evaluated by a longitudinal randomised-controlled trial titled Passports to advantage: health and capacity building as a basis for social integration
- to constitute part of a PhD research project to develop an understanding of the lived-experience of community (re)integration for Indigenous people post-prison release, and the loci of strengths drawn upon since release.
The project consists of two phases:
- Phase one
- this took place between September 2007 and September 2008, and involved completion of 12 semi-structured, in-depth interviews with Indigenous people in urban Queensland locations
- Phase two
- this will take place until 2012, and involves further interviews conducted with Indigenous people who have experienced incarceration, as well as Elders and other community members who provide support post-release.
The research design was developed through discussions with Indigenous community members and health workers. The development of a stories booklet based on interview data is expected to occur as an outcome of the study.
Abstract adapted from the Lowitja Institute
School of Population Health
University of Queensland
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